I was wondering about how much advertisers know about where their adverts are appearing on sites and where the clicks are coming from. You wouldn't be able to find it through searching, but I'm sure some are dying to find out where they are all coming from. Yet again Google is holding the cards.
Absolutely. Log files, or sending people to affiliate programs, use a tracking script, like [tracking.script...]
I certainly won't violate the user agreement, but depending on the script, who the visitor is, how many times they clicked on the link and how far apart the clicks were, the TLD/IP when targeting a specific country, the actually page they clicked from, encoding, browser, etc. Not just Adsense, but some of the affiliate people might be surprised what the log file/script shows where they appear in search results/partner sites, given I have never seen a full list revealed by Google themselves.